The Reverend Becca Stevens, the founder of Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN, has dedicated her life to supporting victims of sexual violence, addiction and human trafficking. In her work at Thistle Farms, Rev. Stevens has witnessed the power of love to heal these wounds, and on April 7th, she came to Asheville to share the inspiring story of hope, recovery and healing made possible with love, compassion, and a community dedicated to justice. We at Our VOICE were honored to host “Tea to Nourish the Soul,” and want to thank our community here in Western North Carolina for coming together to create change for those impacted by sexual violence. May we always remember that Love Heals.
All photographs provided as a gift from Emily Nichols Photography.
We’d like to thank our community sponsors for supporting this occasion. Thank you Jennie Eblen, Fox Dental Associates, Cynthia Yancey, and an anonymous donor for being our Assam Sponsors, and for standing up for survivors in our community. Thank you to our Green Tea Sponsors Chestnut Restaurant and Corner Kitchen, Ellen’s Nutritional Counseling, Happy Body Fitness and Wellness, Lisa May, Aileen Pearlman, Cherry Saenger, Selina Naturally / Celtic Sea Salt, Mary Smith and West End Bakery. Thank you all for supporting this event, and for supporting our work to end violence in our community. We couldn’t do it without you!
Thank you to the generous people and businesses who donated silent auction items for this event:
Elements Real Food
Still Point Wellness
Medea’s Espresso & Juice Bar
French Broad Food Coop
Fox Dental Associates
Jenny to the Rescue
Solid Ground & Body-Fulness Practice
Spa at Biltmoere Village
Roots and Branches Crackers